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Monday June 26, 2017

Town of Granite Falls FD Hiring Fire Engineer

Town of Granite Falls, NC

Fire Engineer


The Town of Granite Falls Fire Department is seeking applicants for the position of Fire Engineer. The position is open until filled. The Fire Engineer participates in incident response, including emergency medical service and technical rescue, operation of fire apparatus, firefighting, fire suppression training, and remediation activities for chemical spills, hazardous materials response/mitigation and equipment and facilities maintenance. The Fire Engineer must have the ability to make effective decisions under pressure for all tasks performed particularly in operating fire apparatus during incidence responses. The Fire Engineer is subject to the hazards of incidence responses including in both indoor and outdoor environments, in extreme hot and cold temperatures, loud noise, vibration, moving parts, high heat chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, oils, wearing respirators and working in close quarters. The Fire Engineer is also subject to the final OSHA standards on blood borne pathogens and must be able to perform the basic life operational functions of construction type work including lifting 100 lbs. on an occasional basis, 50 lbs. on a frequent basis and 20 lbs. on a constant basis. The position requires visual acuity to size up the color, volume and extent of fire involvement at fire scenes, to operate heavy fire apparatus in emergency situations, and to prepare records and reports. The position requires a high school diploma, or equivalent such as a GED, a valid Class B NC Driver’s License, a N.C. Certification for E.M.T., Firefighter Certification, Technical Rescue Certification, Driver/Operator Pumper, Driver/Operator Aerial, Haz-Mat Operations, and at least 5 yrs. of practical fire suppression experience. An Associate degree in Fire Science, N. C. Fire Instructor Level II is a plus. The Fire Engineer must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed and is subject to call-back response. Salary range for the Fire Engineer is $31,272 to $46,908 and the starting salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. The Town of Granite Falls offers an excellent benefit package. Qualified applicants may apply at NC Works (NC Works is located in the lower floor of the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce next to the JE Broyhill Civic Center, Lenoir, NC) by submitting a resume, salary history, copies of job related certifications or courses of study and a completed Town of Granite Falls employment application. The Town does conduct pre-employment drug screening and background checks. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department Hiring Firefighters


North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department will be accepting applications for “Firefighter” positions. Work schedule will be for 24 hour rotating shift. Starting pay is $34,000 and benefits.


For additional information contact John Strowd or Ronnie Page at Station 1, phone number 919-542-3380 or Mark Riggsbee at Station 2, 919-933-9068. Pre- Employment Package and Applications may be printed from North Chatham VFD website. If you need an application mailed contact Station 1 and speak with Cindy Allen.


Applications need to be received by June 30, 2017 by 5:00 PM or until all positions are filled.


City of King Fire Department Hiring Firefighter


Firefighter-King, City pop. 6,918, district pop. 18,000. Located in foothills of NC in Stokes & Forsyth Counties is seeking to hire 2 full time firefighters.


Protects life and property by responding to and performing firefighting, EMS, hazardous materials, fire prevention and rescue operations.


• Responds to fire alarms and other emergency situations, extinguish or control fire under the supervision of an officer.

• Responds to rescue calls to provide extrication, fire protection, patient care to injured persons in accordance with departmental guidelines and the scope of their training.

• Actively participates in drill, demonstrations and courses in fire, EMS, hazardous materials, and rescue operations.

• Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire department facilities and equipment.


Thorough knowledge of modern fire suppression, prevention and rescue principles, procedures, techniques and equipment. Proficiency of skills with related tools and equipment. Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition, ability to communicate orally and in writing, ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public.


• High school graduate or GED required;

• North Carolina Class B Driver’s License required.

• Advanced degree preferred.

• Completion of the States’ Certified Fire Fighter Certification,


• Hazmat Operations

• North Carolina Technical Rescuer Ropes preferred.

• NCOEMS Advanced EMT preferred.


Pay grade 10. Hiring/salary range $32,628-$49,230 DOQ. Exc. benefits currently including 5% 401(k) contribution, health, dental and vision, longevity pay plan & local government retirement system.

Successful applicants must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical, drug screening physical agility assessment, written assessment, and interview process.

Please submit a City of King employment application along with a letter of interest and a resume to the Fire Chief.

Closing date 6/30/2017 at 5:00pm. EOE and a Drug Free Workplace

NFPA Appoints Chief Cash to Board of Directors

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) elected Chief Jeff Cash to its board of directors on June 4th at the NFPA annual Conference & Expo in Boston. His three-year term takes effect upon the close of the conference.

Chief Cash serves as the Fire Chief and Emergency Manager for the City of Cherryville, North Carolina, Fire Department. He has been a member of the department since 1981, previously serving as a firefighter, driver engineer, captain and training officer.

Chief Cash also serves as Deputy Executive Director of the North Carolina Fire Chiefs Association, and as past president of the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association and the Western North Carolina Association of Firefighters. He also serves on the executive committee of the National Volunteer Fire Council, and is a member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.


About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information visit All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at


The Board, staff and all of the NCSFA members congratulate Chief Cash on a job well done and wish him the best of luck on this new appointment!

Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire District, Inc. Hiring Multiple Firefighters

The Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire District, Inc. is accepting applications for multiple firefighter positions. The Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire District is located in southern Guilford County and borders the cities of Greensboro and High Point. In 2016, PSFD responded to 3,013 incidents out of 5 strategically located fire stations covering 52 square miles of fire district.

PSFD currently employs 34 fire suppression personnel and these additional positions will increase our daily staffing totals to enhance our service delivery and maintain a safer work environment for our firefighters.

Please visit for more information including the application and other related documents.